Tweet Nothings: Top Twitterers Cover Trump/Carrie News Conference

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By: Greg Mitchell

Following the big pres conference today, and Donald Trump’s backing of “Sister” Carrie Prejean as Miss Californiabeauty pageant queen, despite semi-nude shots and political controversy, was no doubt more fun via Twitter than on TV. Here is a selection of favorite tweetsfrom well-known twitterers as it was going down.

–Garry Trudeau @Roland_Hedley:

Minutes away: Trump to rule on moral fitness of semi-nude ditz to stay in cheesy contest. Could cut suspense w. chainsaw.

At issue: Moral difference between semi-nude posing for sleazy photographer and semi-nude posing for tacky judges.

–David Shuster @shuster1600:

Everybody involved in this story – from Prejean to Terrell to pageant officials to Trump, – everybody involved makes me want to vomit.

—Trudeau:

He’s “reviewed the pictures very carefully”! Done his homework!

Pictures are “fine”! (On account of this being the 21st century.) YAAAAAAAAAY!

“Carrie will remain Miss California!” A great, great, awesome, humungous, wise, awesome determination!

—Ana Marie Cox @anamariecox

The Donald on Carrie keeping crown: “When the paparazzi claps, you know it’s popular decision.” Yes, among WRONG PEOPLE.

–Trudeau:

Uh-oh. Asking Carrie to say a “few words”.

Thanks us for thousands of letters of support, although too many to count.

–Ana Marie Cox @anamariecox

Carrie: “Take this story of mine and apply it to your own lives.” Does this mean I need bigger boobs?

–Trudeau:

OMG, photos #3, #4, #7 were Photoshopped! So wrong about this conference not making news. Apologies.

–Markos Moulitsas @markosm

Prejean needs to hook up with Joe the Plumber. That would be AWESOME.

–Trudeau:

Q&A!!!!! Now THIS is a presser! Hope Gibbs is watching.

–Rachel Sklar @ rachelsklar

Can’t believe how good Carrie Prejean has gotten at this game. One one hand she’s on the Lord’s mission; on the other, she’s just a model.

–Trudeau:

Carrie explaining. “Photographer got some sort of shot of me while I was exposed. Windy.”

David Shuster@shuster1600

Prejean, who got cosmetic surgery before the pageant, just spoke of “how women can make a difference in the world.” Absolutely revolting.

–Trudeau:

Trump: “If Carrie were an average man, this would not be an issue.” Really good point.

BEST PRESSER EVER

Please. If you only do one thing today, print out a transcript. Set it aside. Save it for your heirs. This is a keeper.

–Howard Kurtz @HowardKurtz

Carrie Prejean handled herself well at presser, is now far more famous than whoever won the Miss USA crown. Trump defended Perez Hilton, tho.
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Greg Mitchell is editor of Editor & Publisher and tweets @GregMitch. His latest book is “Why Obama Won.”

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